Showing posts from December, 2019

18th Century Printed Cotton Do’s & Don’t’s

Dec 23, 2019 9 comments

A beautiful printed cotton gown, 1785-95. The Met. A very condensed version of this essay, without pictures, appears in The American Duc...

Holiday Shipping Deadlines, 2019

Dec 16, 2019 0 comments

Here's just a quick reminder to get your American Duchess and Royal Vintage orders in by the following dates so we can ship them out a...

Historic & Retro Winter Shoes & Boots

Dec 11, 2019 2 comments

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane snow is glistening... <3 Here's our annual guide to this year's historic and ...

The Countess of Melbury's Ball c. 1789 - Inspo!

Dec 6, 2019 0 comments

The Met, 1780s Italian gown. Inspiration for my own gown for this event. Next March, 2020, I am attending the Countess of Melbury's ...

Book Review: Women of the 1920s: Style Glamour, & the Avante-Garde by Thomas Bleitner

Dec 2, 2019 2 comments

Louise Brooks On the eve of the 2020s, the spell of the exciting and revolutionary 1920s looms large. It was an unforgettable era with d...

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